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HISTRIONICS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does histrionics mean? 

HISTRIONICS (noun)
  The noun HISTRIONICS has 2 senses:

1. a performance of play
2. a deliberate display of emotion for effect

  Familiarity information: HISTRIONICS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HISTRIONICS (noun)


Sense 1histrionics [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A performance of play

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

histrionics; theatrical; theatrical performance; representation

Hypernyms ("histrionics" is a kind of...):

performance; public presentation (a dramatic or musical entertainment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "histrionics"):

matinee (a theatrical performance held during the daytime (especially in the afternoon))


Sense 2histrionics [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberate display of emotion for effect

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("histrionics" is a kind of...):

display (behavior that makes your feelings public)


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